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Lemon Presents Brooch to U.S. Secretary of State at Georgia Southern

Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing Professor Christina Lemon presented former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright with a handcrafted brooch at Albright’s on-campus presentation on Sept. 18. The brooch, “Magnolia grandiflora,” is a magnolia blossom made from sterling silver with engraved lines on the petals. The blossom is centered between two asymmetrical and stylized wings that are accented by three stones, two blue sapphires and one yellow citrine cabachon, to symbolize Georgia Southern University. Lemon was featured by several news outlets, including WSAV’s news coverage of the event.

Georgia Southern University First Lady Dr. Tammie Schalue (from left), President Dr. Brooks Keel, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and Professor Christina Lemon pose for a photo after Lemon presented Albright with a handmade brooch.

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